YouTube Official Verified Music Artist. I make Piano Covers.
I've been making Piano Covers on YouTube since YouTube was founded, that's almost 2 decades. Since I don't read music, I play all my covers purely by ear. I can only make covers that are as close as the originals as possible.
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Interview with Ray Mak
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I made Piano Covers for Google, it was a project called YouTube Creator Spotlight, funded by Google. I play the piano while a super famous Legendary Singer from Hong Kong sang.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: YouTube Videos
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: I don't know anyone yet but would love to meet new friends
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital, flexibility of making changes
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: Love you like family
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Even though I can't read Music, but I love Music.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Why is Ray Mak Everywhere? We just happen to have the same recommendations.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: I can improvise very well. Well, I can't.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Can you imagine your favorite song in Piano Version?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: You love the original version and love piano as well
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: ILLEGEAR Ares X Laptop, Yamaha Montage 8, Audient ID4, iPhone 11 Pro, VModa M100 Headsets
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Since YouTube was founded back in 2005. But I've been playing the piano since 1991.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: The closest copy of an original song in Piano
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Drummers and Fingerstyle Guitarists, they complete my songs. Singers too!
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Pop Music
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Speed, I can learn a song within half an hour (Simple and Catchy Songs)
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: My piano style
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I listen to a song, I play it out into a studio software on my computer via my Yamaha Montage 8. I correct some mistakes and rectify the timing a little. They will sound exactly the same as originals.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I use a Yamaha Montage 8 for my songs, I play my songs as close as the original as possible as I'm not a very creative person. I can only play by ear.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Everything Inspires Me
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I make Piano Covers